I adore glitter, I think every girl does, so its no wonder glitter eyeliners are a big success. Almost every make-up brand now includes glittery liners, which is good for being girly, but bad for our purses! Here are the few I have –
- Urban Decay Heavy Metal – Stage Dive
- Urban Decay Heavy Metal – Baked
- Urban Decay Heavy Metal – Pyrotechnics
- The Body Shop – Silver
- The Body Shop – Limited Edition 02
- The Body Shop – Gold
- The Body Shop – Sparkle Roller Ball
I bought the Urban Decay liners when they were all the rage (back in 07?). I went to New York with my family for my sisters 16th and I made sure to pop into Sephora and pick up these three liners, they came in a pack for like $21? Anyway, I used to adore them as back then they were the only good glitter liners and they looked stunning on the top lash line, but now I think although the colours are gorgeous, they just aren’t as good as others. The consistency isn’t great, you have to apply lots of layers to get a good coverage of glitter (you can see in the swatches that they are patchy – even with four layers!), they kinda feel quite weird on the eye lid – a bit itchy? So I don’t use them often, but I still love them for the packaging and because of how beautiful they look in the tube!
The silver TBS liner is my favourite glitter liner and the one I use the most. I have like, 3 of these as backups and I adore them so much. The swatches here are with just one fat brush stroke and you can see how much glitter and product you get out of it! I think the difference here (compared to the Urban Decay ones) is that the formula has more liquid in it – not just glitter – so you can get a nice pigmented application as it is all mixed into one, if that makes sense? The gold one is beautiful as well – though the formula tends to separate in the tube which isn’t great, you have to shake it up before use, its a tad watery as well. The other gold one was a limited edition one a few years back. I honestly don’t wear it much but I need to start as its beautiful.
I’ve also included my favourite ever glitter product – TBS sparkle roller ball. This stuff is just incredible, its fine fine glitter, in a roller tube, which covers you in a beautiful shimmery, sheer sparkle, and it stays on the skin! It isn’t a liquid, its literally just a fine shimmer, which you would expect to fall off, but it stays on the skin which is fab. All of the TBS ones are limited edition and only come out at Christmas, which is a shame, so hopefully next Christmas they will bring out some more!
Does anyone else agree with me about the Urban Decay liners? They may even have improved the formula since, I’m not sure! And who else loves the TBS liners? What other brands should I look out for, who have glitter eyeliners?